Tackling suit

Made by Madison Sport Pty Ltd in T'ai-wan, Chung-hua Min-kuo, Asia, 2003.

This tackling suit was made in 2003 and shows the innovative design and construction used in the production of protective sports gear and reflect an increasing understanding of the biomechanics of the body when playing sport.

The wearing of protective equipment to prevent injury when playing and practising sport is increasing. The use of protective equipment is mandatory in many sports such as cricket and baseball and voluntary in sports such as rugby. Protective equipment ranges from headguard...


This tackling suit consists of top and shorts. The top is of blue mesh fabric with foam padded sections.There is a zip at the back. The shorts are made of black fabric with foam padded sections and a drawstring waist. Both the top and shorts have 'MADISON' in white screen printed on them. They are both machine sewn and unlined.


The tacking suit was made by Madison Sport Pty Ltd in China in 2003. Madison Sport Pty Ltd is an Australian company that specialises in protective sporting equipment. They are based in Queensland.

This light weight training suit was designed to allow normal mobility while providing protection to both wearer and contact training partners. In tackling drills, participants can be injured by accidental contact with hips, knees, elbows and arms. Main areas of the body requiring protection are quadriceps, biceps and sternum.

The construction of this suit incorporates polyester-nylon eyelet fabric for maximum ventilation and weight reduction with high density laminated EVA foam padding.
Madison Sport Pty Ltd 2003


Gift of Signature Mouthguards, 2007
12 November, 2007

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Tackling suit 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 November 2017, <https://ma.as/371852>
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